Troubleshooting Common Hot Tub Issues

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It has happened to the best of us: you are all ready to slip into your hot tub after the end of a tiring day. However, there is a problem. Either the water is icy cold or fluctuates unpredictably in temperature, the jets are not working or the pump is too noisy.

Regardless of the specific problem you are facing, it does not have to put a damper on your plans if the problem can be troubleshot fairly simply from home.

Read on to find out how you can troubleshoot some common hot tub issues without calling in the professionals.

1. Issues with Water Flow

Is the water flow in your hot tub weak? If so, one or more issues could be going on:

  • Dirty or damaged filter: Simply get it cleaned or replaced
  • Not enough water: Top up to a suitable level and try again
  • Pump not working: If the problem seems to be with the pump, check if it’s receiving power. If it is, it will need to be repaired or replaced

2. Issues with Water Temperature

If the water in your hot tub simply won’t heat up, there may be a problem with the circulation system. The first thing to check is the filter, getting it cleaned or changed if necessary.

Next, turn your heater off then on again, completely resetting it. The heater may have gotten shut off because of air trapped in the lines – if so, resetting it will get it up and running again. The worst case scenario? You have a damaged heating element, which will need to be replaced by a professional.

Another issue you could be facing with water temperature is water that is intermittently hot and cold. Needless to say, this can be an unpleasant experience. Again, the first thing to check for is circulation issues.

Cleaning the filter and checking for blockages should be the first steps you take. Next, check if the pump and heater are working. Replacement may be necessary if they are down.

3. Issues with Jets

One of the most relaxing aspects of sitting in a hot tub is feeling the jets of water against your back. If they are not working, first check if they are clogged with dirt and debris, such as calcium build-up.

There could also be a problem with airlock if you have recently refilled your tub. If that’s the case, turn the jets on and off a few times to force the air out.

Engage Hot Tub Servicing from AquaVision Pool & Spa

If the problem you are experiencing with your hot tub cannot be resolved despite your troubleshooting efforts, it’s time to call in professional hot tub servicing. Never do anything you are untrained or uncomfortable to, such as handling electric systems and water.

If you would like more information or to schedule a servicing, please feel free to contact us and a member of staff will be in touch as soon as possible.

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